It is hard for anyone to achieve inner peace with crippling stomach pains. Luckily for one group of Tibetan monks fate has brought a solution to their endemic problem, which may finally cure an ancient affliction.
Helicobacter Pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers, is endemic in some poor countries around the world. If this bacteria is not treated it can eventually lead to stomach cancer.
Almost 80% of Tibet’s 100,000 monks are infected, some monks for 20 years. But during the course of this documentary film, a chance encounter offers a lifeline to the group. “It’s amazing. For $200 we can test, we can treat and we can change lives.”